9 Reasons You’re Not Staying Sober (+ What To Do About It)

Why can’t I stay sober???

You’ve probably asked yourself this question before. Maybe hundreds of times. I know I certainly did. It’s a horrible kind of swirling storm in the brain when you’re in this space.

I remember feeling stuck on a rollercoaster. Up-up-up I’d tick, flirting with the idea of having a drink even though I said I was going to quit.

And the more I ticked upward, the more the anticipation would grow. The flutter in my chest. Adrenaline coursing…

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Alicia is a full-time writer and blogger. Her website, Soberish, focuses on recovery, mental health, and wellness. Read more at https://soberish.co

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Alicia Gilbert

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Alicia is a full-time writer and blogger. Her website, Soberish, focuses on recovery, mental health, and wellness. Read more at https://soberish.co

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